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5.0 out of 5 stars A CHILDHOOD FAVOURITE, 16 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Tootles the taxi and other rhymes (Ladybird books) (Hardcover)
`Tootles the Taxi' is often named as the most memorable of all Ladybird Books from the mid 1950s to the mid 1970s. Consequently, second-hand copies are highly sought after, and can command correspondingly high prices. This book's status as a `classic' is not hard to understand, for it is john Kenney's excellent illustrations that stick in the memory. He used Dinky Toys to draw many of the characters, including `Oompus the Omnibus' and `Terry the Tanker'. First editions from 1956, with a DJ, are the most sought after, but be careful of what you buy. Like most Ladybird Books after the mid 1950s, the `first edition' date is shown in all subsequent reprints, and this can lead to confusion. Later reprints also show alterations in the artwork, as the health and safety wombles increasingly fretted over dogs without a lead, or children running in the road. By the mid 1970s, most of the illustrations had been altered, but they still remain enduring. Also be aware of the 1980s version, which is a completely new book, and a pale imitation of its predecessor. For my money, I'd rather have the trolleybuses, steam rollers and mechanical horses of the original book, than the scooters, helicopters and hovercraft of the 1980s Tootles. Loved by mature boys and girls alike, try and secure yourself a copy, and you'll soon be right back there, with the Beatles on the radio, and the pressure-cooker hissing in the kitchen.
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